Qamea Resort and Spa Fiji
When you stay at Qamea Resort and Spa Fiji in Qamea Island, you’ll be near the airport and within the vicinity of Matangi Dock. This 4.5-star resort is within the region of Bouma Falls Park.
Make yourself at home in one of the 17 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars. Rooms have private balconies. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) is available to keep you connected. Private bathrooms with showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. You can soak up the sun at the private beach or enjoy other recreational amenities including an outdoor pool and a fitness center. Additional features at this resort include wireless Internet access (surcharge), concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands. Guests can catch a ride to nearby destinations on the complimentary area shuttle.
Food & Drink
Grab a bite to eat at the resort’s beachfront restaurant, where you can enjoy drinks at a bar and dine alfresco (weather permitting). Or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. A complimentary continental breakfast is served daily from 7 AM to 10 AM.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available 24 hours).
How to Get There
My wife and I recently returned home after spending a very nice week at Qamea Resort. So many good things to say, but there were also few things we wish we'd known about, namely that, despite its claims of being an "adults only" resort, there were several families with kids, which may not make for the best honeymoon setting.
First, the positives:
* The staff was incredibly nice. From the moment we stepped off the plane, Qamea always had a friendly face ready to help.
* The food was amazing, and the convenient meal plan made things really easy. Everything was fresh and delicious. There is also a band that plays every night at dinner, which we grew to look forward to.
* We loved the pool and hot tub.
* We had a basic room, which was nicely furnished and cleaned twice a day (though staff will honor the "do not disturb" sign if you want privacy). Our AC worked, the shower had plenty of hot water, and we had internet access, which we didn't use much but was there when we did.
However, some things that you should know if you are thinking of booking a stay at Qamea:
* This is a family resort. Qamea promotes itself as being an adults-only resort, which you'd think would mean peace and quiet, but during our week-long stay there were at least three other families with kids. You have to read the fine print on their web site to see that, actually, they welcome anyone over 12. So if you want a genuine adults-only stay, as one probably would for a honeymoon, you may want to consider looking elsewhere.
* The resort is clean, but you will have to deal with bugs. After finding a cockroach in our bathroom, the resort sent someone the next day to our room -- unannounced -- who sprayed pesticide inside. Probably something they should give you a heads-up on. Also, beds have mosquito netting, but you'll want to use inspect spray at all times. But it's a tropical island, so it's not the resort's fault.
* The grounds are beautiful, but there's a price: hours' worth of loud landscaping equipment every single day between breakfast and lunch, even in the rain. If you are out of your room, it won't be an issue, but if you are hoping for some late-morning quiet time, it's not going to happen.
* There are free activities every day, but during our stay two of them were canceled with no advance notice. If there's something you're hoping to do, you may want to confirm it's happening.
In all, we had a very nice stay, and I can't say enough how much we enjoyed the local staff, who were very friendly. Not sure if it was a coincidence, but during our stay, literally 100% of the guests were fellow Americans, Happy to recommend Qamea...just wanted to share a few things we learned along the way.
I won't be able to fit everything I want to say in this review. In all of our years of travel, I will say this one stands out at the top! From the time we got off of the airplane until we left to come home, we were treated better than ever expected. Every single person we came into contact with was truly happy, and, gave us the best service. The room was gorgeous, clean, and gave us some of the best sleep ever. The food was gourmet, and, some of the best we have ever had. From the snorkeling, to the kayaking, paddle boarding, and, especially the diving, I am not sure we will be able to top this one. The spa, and Charlotte, was the best massage I've had EVER! All of the staff remembered our names. A lot of times you will hear people complain, or, have a negative vibe....not ONE person on this staff gave us any reason to think they had a negative bone in their bodies. All of this just makes you feel welcome, at home, and, gives you the true experience of rest and relaxation. I could go back time and time again, and, we probably will be back at some point. LOVED every single thing about this trip....except having to come home too soon.
Qamea Resoirts was excellent for my wife and I. We really enjoyed our stay at the resort, the people at the resort were extremely friendly and nice. The only reason I did not give it 5 stars is because I felt the island needed some more activities for my wife and I to do (example: movie night). You are on the island with very few couples/people, and more activities would be more beneficial here. But the food, drinks, people were all excellent. In addition, I highly recommend booking your adventures with Venture Fiji's. The women we worked with, her name was Keiley, she was extremely helpful in answering our questions, following up with responses, and putting together an excellent and extremely helpful itinerary.
This resort has all the right ingredients for a first class Fijian experience but for the cost falls short of five stars.The thatched bures are stunning and festooned with opulent fresh flowers . The open air shower was powerful and hot. Fresh ground Fijian coffee and teas were provided in the rooms with an elegant French Press,. There was a hammock on the deck and 2 loungers outside the Bure and further seating available on the beach.Several attempts were made to fix the air conditioning while we were there , my husband finally managed to switch either off or on at the main switch as the remote control never did work even when replaced.There was a rather daunting A4 "welcome" folder which was rather overloaded with rules,regulations and disclaimers which was a bit off putting , possibly a testament to the management and not what we've experienced in more laid back South Pacific resorts. We were given complimentary sulus and water bottles ; it was disappointing that these were plastic in this environmentally conscious age and the black writing rubbed off one of the bottles very quickly. Other resorts we have visited have supplied metal ones.There is wifi available in the rooms which is good enough to keep in touch via social media and emails
The whole resort is beautifully landscaped with lush and colourful vegetation. The freshwater pool was fabulous and great for a dip to freshen up after being in the ocean. The hot tub was relaxing but little used .The jungle spa was amazing and we were lucky enough to see fruit bats and the unique orange doves. There is a gym which doesn't appear to be much in use judging by the cobwebs and rust on some of the equipment , and why would you use a gym when you have nature's playground right there.Yoga sessions are also held on an oceanfront deck.
The service was friendly and efficient and eager to help.Some of the staff were very personable such as Eddie ,others were more aloof. It would have been helpful for the staff to wear name badges .
We were lucky enough to attend the entertaining Meke celebration on our first night there ,receiving beautiful fresh floral garlands from the performing youngsters.The Kava ceremony was also a great cultural experience.
The cocktails were excellent and priced on a par with other resorts and there was an opportunity to have nibbles and interact with other guests and staff before dinner.
When we arrived there were only 2 other couples in the resort which detracted a little from the ambiance of the resort as I feel there is a critical minimum number of guests for a resort to function at its best.
When we visited other guests were from the USA , Australia , and the UK and a mix of the newly retired and young professionals.
We added the meal plan in advance and lunch and dinner choices were made at breakfast for later that day.
I was frankly disappointed by the food which is really hyped on the website and in no way comparable to a gourmet restaurant.Some items were truly excellent, mainly the local dishes such as fish wrapped in banana leaves and coconut and pumpkin soup, also the thin crust pizzas .Western dishes were a real weakness especially at breakfast .I twice had eggs Benedict , the first time one of the yolks was burst and on both occasions the Hollandaise was curdled.The fresh fruits were excellent but only 4 types.The coffee was good and strong. The breads were unremarkable . There was a curry evening , beautifully presented food but all were rather bland and tasted similar .
By far the best meal we had was the beach barbeque on the Circle Qamea snorkel tour , with wonderful fish, meats , grilled pumpkin and pineapple with great potato and pasta side salads. It was disappointing to have additional charges for beverages other than water on this trip.
We were there to snorkel and there was some wonderful underwater life to be seen.Equipment is supplied but we had our own. A marker buoy is necessary on the house reef to improve visibility due to boat traffic .The house reef is not great with a lot of damaged coral and sand , but there are pockets of colourful coral and reef fish and I did see a reef shark there .Within 15 minutes boatride there are some wonderful reefs however .I was particularly pleased to be able to snorkel at Horseshoe Bay which was on my bucket list. There are some complimentary snorkel trips alongside the premium ones.I would go for the premium ones everytime .On our first trip out we were only in the water for 30 minutes which felt a bit short ,with only one snorkel opportunity.I wish I had known in advance that Rainbow Reef was only a 30 minute boatride away as I would have lobbied for a trip there.The first snorkel guide showed us some ghost coral which was interesting .On our second snorkel trip the guide merely led us out but didn't show us anything.
I was disappointed not to make it on the Bouma waterfall trip .We were planning to go on our last morning but only one other couple were signed up to go and one of them has sustained a sprained ankle and was anxious about the trip and then the heavens opened with pouring rain so it wasn't to be.
The trip to Qamea in itself is interesting arriving on the single airstrip on Taveuni from Nadi in a 19 seater twin otter plane. They are understandably strict in baggage allowance which includes weighing passengers to calculate fuel requirements.We were unable to keep to the 15kg baggage allowance but the excess baggage charge was only $9/kg.The 30 minute journey to the boat launch was down a bumpy muddy track by van ,The boatride across is less than 10 minutes .
All in all we had a wonderful ,relaxing experience and were very sad when it was time for our Fijian farewell.
This was the first time hearing about Unforgettable Honeymoon so I was a little nervous. We wanted to make sure we had the best experience. I could of not asked for better service. Leah, was so helpful and detailed! All my questions and concerns were answered. She always responded back to me in a timely manner. Leah was AMAZING! We were so thankful for the detailed itinerary. That really helped us when we were traveling. My husband and I had the opportunity to travel to Fiji and it was the best experience! The resort was amazing and the people there were so welcoming. We truly had an unforgettable experience, I guess that's why they are called Unforgettable Honeymoon!